It is proposed to develop here a list of refererence material relating to the history of the State Mine and the coal industry in New South Wales. Suggestions for additions to the list are welcome and may be emailed to


At The Coalface Fred Moore, Paddy Gorman, Ray Harrison
The human face of coal miners and their communities: An Oral History of the early days.

ISBN 0 9586447 0 1

Published by the Mining and Energy Division of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) 1998

Coal Mining in Australia Harold Elford and Maurice McKeown
Tait Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne and Sydney, 1947

The LIfe & Times of the Lithgow Co-op
Lithgow Co-operative Society Research Group
A social and industrial history of Lithgow

ISBN 0646379992

Bent Backs JIm W Brown
An illustrated social and technological history of the Western Coalfields 1989, 1993.

ISBN 0 646 05172 5


Black Gold, Kindred Spirits
The story of the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine.